Stat Attack: The Grand Final In Numbers


What’s better than the Opta stats dropping?

The Opta stats dropping in Grand Final week!

We’ve grabbed the best of them, woven in a few of our own and hopefully ended up with enough crunched numbers to keep you going until Sunday’s titanic tussle with Sydney FC at Optus Stadium. (Grab your tickets HERE).

Home Sweet Home

Glory have lost only one of their last ten home games, keeping six clean sheets in the process.

The men in purple have also never lost a home Hyundai A-League Finals fixture.

Ever Presents

Glory v Adelaide - Reddy save to the right

Liam Reddy and Ivan Franjic were the only Glory players to start every game of the regular season, plus the Semi-Final win over Adelaide United.

Andrew Redmayne, Brandon O’Neill and Adam Le Fondre did likewise for the Sky Blues.

Familiar Finalists

Sydney FC have appeared in four Hyundai A-League Grand Finals, winning three and losing one.

Only Melbourne Victory (6) have appeared in more.


Adelaide v Glory - Shane Lowry heading

Sunday’s Grand Final will see the competition’s two tightest defences going head-to-head.

Glory shipped just 26 goals this term, while Sydney FC conceded 30.

Keeping It Clean

Between them, Glory and Sydney FC have had just one player sent off this season (Tomislav Mrcela for Glory).

Glory’s overall disciplinary record is the best in the league, with the Sky Blues ranking fourth.

Dwight’s Delight

Dwight Yorke v Glory

The first ever Hyundai A-League clash between Glory and Sydney FC here in the West ended in a 2-1 win for the visitors.

Bobby Despotovski gave the hosts the lead in the first half, but Sasho Petrovski and Dwight Yorke hit back for the Sky Blues after the break.

Purple and Sky Blue

Plenty of players have represented both of Sunday’s Grand Finalists over the years, including Hayden Foxe, Joel Chianese, Brendon Santalab, Richard Garcia, Liam Reddy, Brandon O’Neill, Danny De Silva, Fabio Ferreira, Scott Jamieson, Shane Smeltz, Simon Colosimo, Ruben Zadkovich, Mitchell Prentice and Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Creative Kings

Brandon O’Neill has created 45 chances for Sydney FC this term and claimed seven assists, while Neil Kilkenny is Glory’s best in this category with 57 chances created and six assists claimed.

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